New Music Alert: MILKK

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It’s early April and I am getting coffee with a friend of mine that is an artist here in Nashville. We chat about his solo shows, acts he is playing guitar for, and his recent child that was just born. About midway through our conversation, Pat Kiloran tells me about an idea that he and longtime friend Jack Vondrachek had been collaborating on. Both lovers of indie pop, Pat and Jack starting writing and producing tracks under their new project, named MILKK. Pat tells me about the name, “I had landed on the name MILK but saw that there were previous acts registered for that name. After Jack and I sent some ideas back in forth, I remember adding an extra ‘K’ to it and was like, this is it.”

Launching their social media campaign almost immediately after this, MILKK has approached things uniquely. “We want to be as honest and transparent as we can be. It’s us running our social media, not a company or preprogrammed posts.” says Pat. This thought and idea of building a brand and being consistent has paid off. In a short time, the band has garnered almost 700 Instagram followers and over 800 on twitter. The band has also added drummer John Ogelby to the band lineup as well.

MILKK released their debut single, “Pacific Kiss” on May 26th and can already be found on Hype Machine’s chart for Popular Tracks on Twitter, sitting at #3. “Pacific Kiss” seamlessly blends the feeling of an 80’s movie soundtrack with the hooks and aesthetic of current west coast inspired indie-pop. With four other songs lined up to be released this year, MILKK is a band to watch out for. In the meantime, throw “Pacific Kiss” on whatever playlist you will be using this summer and jump in early.

Instagram: @wearemilkk
Twitter: @wearemilkk

  • Wade Evans

    Nashville Native, Born and Raised. The best way to describe myself is a mix of Phil Dunphy and Ferris Bueller. Growing up in Nashville I was exposed to all kinds of music but fell in love with Punk Rock and Pop music in high school. My focus is in the undiscovered, but the deserving. I'm the friend that wants to see the opening acts. I'm the friend that sends you music just because I want you to experience it with me. There is nothing more satisfying than someone else enjoying a band or song I'm into. I'm currently doing A&R for a small indie label in Nashville, while also serving as a promoter for many venues in the area. I love Jurassic Park, Blink-182, the 90's, and live music. I also spend my weekend's DJing weddings and cheering on the Vols/Titans/Braves. I showcase music every Wednesday on Spotify through my "Wade's Wednesday" playlist and also contribute to the "Pop Punk's Not Dead" Spotify playlist. Let's connect!

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